A Wesleyan University professor who was injured when a vehicle struck the driver's side of her car has been awarded $100,000 through arbitration.
Pedro Martinez of Bridgeport has the misfortune of having the same name as a wanted man out of Texas, a coincidence which allegedly led Bridgeport police to detain him three times.
In finding vaccinations do not constitute medical treatment, the court said the cases of parents whose rights are not terminated have the authority to say whether their children are vaccinated.
The girl needed plastic surgery to repair a large gash from her right eye to her cheek, to repair a hole in her forehead and a tear in her ear lobe.
Robert Card had stopped his Hyundai sedan at a red light in Waterbury when it was struck by a pickup truck driven by 29-year-old Justin Lebel, according to the 2016 lawsuit filed in Waterbury Superior Court.
The court, in response to questions from a federal appeals court, found "there was no compelling reason to create an exception in this case" for the generally understood obligation schools have to protect students.
The application of two statutes providing for interest over the post-judgment period cannot be applied such that the interest rate would exceed 10 percent.
After years of planning and building, Connecticut's judicial branch has announced the new Litchfield District Superior Courthouse will open Aug. 25 in Torrington.
Before this challenge, lawyers and clients have broadly used the privilege to make more things disappear than has David Copperfield, the famed illusionist.
The complaint said TruMoon brings in more than $600 million annually, and brand awareness is at nearly 90 percent.
Rhonda Tobin, a lawyer for Robinson & Cole, has been named one of the Top 250 Women in Litigation for 2017 by Benchmark Litigation.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee called the order unconstitutional, saying judges should not play a role in a person's ability to procreate.
The contents were distributed by the trustees and placed in a new trust without the beneficiary's knowledge during his divorce.
The settlement came after the states claimed Nationwide and a subsidiary failed to apply a critical security patch to its network that could have protected it from the cyberattack.
UCF I Trust 1 and a trustee claim the law firm misrepresented the ownership interest of the borrower, which enticed the trust to issue the loan.
Nissan joins four other automakers that have agreed to settle claims by owners of vehicles with faulty Takata air bags.
Many folks ask me how I manage to come up with subjects to write about. My response is I wish I had more time, because I could do this full time. In fact, there's really too much to cover every few weeks in just 750 words. Here's some of what has come in since my last column.
The officer is seeking $6 million in punitive and compensatory damages, and is demanding Sig Sauer recall the pistol or include a warning that the gun is not "drop safe" when a round is chambered.
The panel ruled a man could not sue Plainfield after slipping on wet steps at the town's pool. The town pool was being rented out at the time.
Benchmark Litigation has named Robinson & Cole lawyer Rhonda J. Tobin one of its Top 250 Women in Litigation for 2017.
Attorneys for a 35-year-old Waterbury man injured in a 2015 collision have settled for $95,000.
Last spring when the president and vice president met with members of the House Freedom Caucus, a group of conservative male lawmakers, to determine the fate of maternity coverage in health care plans, as photos made abundantly clear, women were not at the table.
Using the limited identifiable person/imminent harm exception to governmental immunity, a state Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that a lawsuit brought by the estate of a woman murdered by her husband may go forward against the Bristol Police Department.
Connecticut matrimonial attorneys are at odds over a state Supreme Court ruling that some say arbitrarily broadens the scope of asset protection at the outset of divorce proceedings, and could further clog an overburdened court system with disputes over personal financial transactions.
Frank is the immediate past president of both the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) and the New England Bar Association.
The family car doctrine is a misnomer of sorts. It is not limited to those in consanguinity with the owner.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Thursday that electronic filing of case documents will be required beginning on November 13 and virtually all new filings will be available free of cost to the public. The system will not be part of PACER, the longstanding operation used by lower federal courts, which charges for documents by the page.
New York lawyer Douglas Wigdor, a backer of President Donald Trump in last year's election, said Wednesday he didn't let politics affect his decision to file a headline-grabbing lawsuit this week on behalf of Fox News commentator and private investigator Rod Wheeler.
BigMouth Inc. filed suit Tuesday in U.S. district court in Connecticut claiming an inflatable pineapple float made by Kangaroo Manufacturing is strikingly similar.
Democratic state attorneys general scored two wins in D.C. Circuit Court in 24 hours allowing them to defend Obama-era health care and environment policies under threat from Republicans and the Trump administration.
The auto manufacturer moved to cancel its franchise agreement after the owner was convicted of nine misdemeanors in two states.
The prospective class action lawsuit comes on the heels of a separate suit Duracell filed against the discount chain.
At issue are "Aspen" handbags sold by Vincent Camuto under the "Lucky" brand, which Aspen Licensing claims is a violation of its trademarks.
The Supreme Court's re-launched site is more mobile-friendly but leaves serious court watchers itching for digital updates that are more than cosmetic.
The woman, who was parked along the side of the street, suffered injuries to her face and knee after a vehicle involved in a separate crash veered into her.
The estate of a 74-year-old New York man killed instantly in a head-on collision in North Canaan has settled a case for $5.3 million.
By obstructing access to funding for anyone living in a "redlined" area, choices for health care, education, retail, banking and groceries are severely limited, stifling the livelihoods and pursuits of an entire group of people.
As the Connecticut Supreme Court prepares to hear a case pitting families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook shooting against gun manufacturers Remington and Bushmaster, a variety of groups have staked out sides in amicus briefs in an attempt to sway the decision.
The Trantolo & Trantolo personal injury firm co-sponsored the third annual Ride and Concert July 9, raising nearly $200,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Connecticut and bringing total donations to more than $450,000 to date.
"Swatting" has a new meaning, which made its way into the Oxford Dictionaries a few years ago: "The action or practice of making a hoax call to the emergency services in an attempt to bring about the dispatch of a large number of armed police officers to a particular address."
An unfortunate kerfuffle has risen between those wanting to preserve prime agricultural land — some of it lying fallow in Connecticut's moribund farming economy — and another constituency also on the green side of things seeking more renewable energy through photovoltaics.
Nicholas Jacuby suffered permanent leg injuries after his own car was broadsided in the accident.
Aaron Romano has fought for advocates like the National Organization of the Reform of Marijuana Law to broaden access to cannabis.
The lawsuit claims she was intentionally fired weeks before she became vested in the firm's ERISA plan.
The NFL has shut down its cheerleaders' lawsuit over their skimpy paychecks.
A former top executive at Noble Americas Corp. terminated in January has sued the Stamford-based company, claiming she faced gender and age discrimination, retaliation and verbal abuse.
While diversity and inclusiveness are not new concepts to the Connecticut Bar Association, newly elected officers of the tightly knit group are lauding recent strides the organization has made, including electing four women officers out of the total seven this year, with women of color assuming the presidential and vice presidential roles.
The marketing company that owns the trademark rights to the "Chop Wizard" and "Vidalia Chop Wizard" is suing a competitor for marketing and selling the "Vidalia Chopper Pro."
Fifty years ago on May 15, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the landmark decision of In Re: Gault. Connecticut's commitment to juvenile justice has given us hope that the legacy of Gault will continue to be honored for another 50 years.
Substitute House Bill 6880 is the product of raw politics and communities that are willing to lobby heavily to keep out people of even modest means and instead allow only expensive homes that pay more in taxes.
Duracell claims Ocean State is selling and marketing infringing "grey market" batteries meant for sale in foreign countries.
A former district manager claims he was fired in retaliation for discussing with employees a separate scandal hitting the bank.
Melissa A. Federico of Hartford's Murtha Cullina has been elected to the board of directors of Lawyers for Children America.
Jared M. Alfin has been named a partner at Simsbury-based Hassett & George. Alfin has been practicing since 2004.
If a manufacturer of a product knows that the product will, or could, cause harm to people with a genetic sensitivity to it, must it issue a warning? That question opens up a whole panoply of concerns.
On Aug. 21, the Connecticut Law Tribune will publish its special section on insurance law and we're seeking submissions from contributing authors.
"If the statute of limitation has expired in a plaintiff's personal injury case and there are no other options, new counsel may compound the error by attempting solutions that have no chance of success."
The Bifolck and Izzarelli opinions explain that, in virtually all design defect cases, Connecticut courts must apply the risk-utility test, previously known as the modified consumer expectations test, to determine whether a product is unreasonably dangerous.
The Connecticut Fair Housing Center notched a $50,000 settlement against a landlord and a real estate agent accused of not allowing a tenant to pay some of her rent with a federal Housing Choice Voucher, also known as Section 8.
Experts say that the settlement, announced for $11.2 million earlier this month, made sense for all parties involved.
Our judges are underpaid in terms of their peers across the country. The General Assembly voted these raises four years ago. It is right that the promise should be kept, and the judicial unions should support it.
A former Bridgeport-based attorney has been sentenced in U.S. District Court to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his part in a long-running fraud scheme that targeted distressed homeowners throughout Connecticut.
The parents of a 2-year-old Fairfield boy who ingested clear liquid lamp fuel oil have sued the manufacturer, claiming the company should have known its merchandise could be misconstrued as a container of water.
A New Haven man injured after a North Haven police officer struck his motor scooter while in high pursuit of another vehicle has filed a lawsuit against the officer and the town.
My daughter recently graduated high school. She is off to college in a couple of months, and I am setting up a cot at my Cohen and Wolf office, where I will be working the rest of my life to pay her tuition. She may want to be a doctor. Can I bill in the afterlife?
A 54-year-old Hartford man who was the victim of a freak accident in which a van tumbled onto his car has settled his lawsuit for $425,000.
While our corrections system has a large number of credible outside agency prison programs assisting inmates to a smoother transition into the community, it is an inmate-created program that is raising eyebrows across the state.
The hoped-for law school “Trump Bump” might actually have legs. The number of people who took the Law School Admission Test in June climbed nearly 20 percent over last year—the largest percentage increase for any individual LSAT administration since September 2009. (Legal education observers will remember that the 2010-11 academic year was the high-water mark for national law school enrollment before a steady, six-year decline.)
When noted Texas attorney Austin Tighe was sought to represent the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation in the tribe's $610 million lawsuit against Connecticut, he said he jumped at the opportunity.
A group of prominent lawyers is behind a new lawsuit filed Wednesday on behalf of Democratic donors against President Donald Trump and Roger Stone, who has advised Trump in an informal capacity.
The dangerous path Big Law is headed down and what it has to do to change course.
I recently had the privilege of working with two judges on different CLE programs, both dealing with the issue of candor to the tribunal. It's a sticky, tricky subject — both for the bench and the bar.
The Danbury-based Armor All/STP Products Co. has filed a federal trademark infringement and counterfeiting lawsuit against one of its competitors, claiming intentional misuse of the "High Mileage" phrase and logo.
The state's high court has ruled that the controversial mayor of East Haven may not collect on his firefighter's pension while he is receiving his salary as mayor.
A Connecticut jury's damages award of more than $28 million in a suit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has been upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit—and the sum stands to grow, as the court also remanded for reconsideration of punitive damages.
Connecticut's Statewide Grievance Committee has released summaries with results of the following disciplinary hearings held in May. Complaints included violations of rules of professional conduct, problems associated with drugs and/or alcohol, neglect of clients' cases and stealing funds from clients.
The "act of production" doctrine gestated in the 1970s, when the absolute protection traditionally afforded "private books and papers" gave way to a more nuanced evaluation of whether the act of selecting and producing material, regardless of its content, could be construed as "testimonial" in nature.
A former Hartford attorney who is facing criminal larceny charges for allegedly defrauding several clients—including one for more than $200,000—has been placed on interim suspension from the practice of law until further notice.
Asking the Connecticut Legislature to rule on these matters might impede its rapid progress on approving a budget.
Have you heard of Charlotte School of Law, or of Whittier Law School? Well, you may not hear of them for much longer. Both were scheduled to close this year, though in both cases there were campaigns by faculty and alumni to keep them open.
Negative statements about Byrne's research work began soon after she "moved pillows to avoid contact with professor Gonzalez Echevarria's lap" in October 2014, the suit asserts.
The Connecticut Law Tribune is accepting nominations in seven categories The Law Tribune is seeking nominees for its third annual Professional Excellence Awards.
Some attorneys are ignorant of the risks that can be created outside the traditional attorney-client relationship.
One of Connecticut's oldest and most distinguished ADR organizations is Community Mediation Inc. Frequently operating without fanfare and appropriate recognition, CMI toils tirelessly to resolve those disputes which tear at the fabric of everyday life, such as domestic disputes, landlord/tenant conflicts, parent/teen misunderstanding, property line disputes and even barking dogs, just to mention a few.
A group of 19 Democratic state attorneys general filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday to stop the Trump administration's rollback of an Obama-era regulation intended to protect student loan borrowers.
Robinson & Cole lawyers Gregory R. Faulkner and Dennis C. Cavanaugh have accepted fellowships with the Construction Lawyers Society of America. Faulkner is chairman and Cavanaugh is a member of Robinson & Cole's Construction Group.
A lawsuit against Avon Old Farms School has been drawn up, claiming the private boarding facility failed to prevent 20 months of constant bullying against one of its students, who eventually became suicidal.
Colt's Manufacturing Co., one of the largest and oldest makers of firearms in the country, is suing a one-man shop in Texas for federal trademark infringement violations.
Attorneys for a 48-year-old Wethersfield man who suffered injuries that required surgery following a November 2013 car crash have agreed on a $425,000 settlement. The injured driver has also received $240,000 in workers' compensation because he had been driving a company vehicle. The workers' compensation claim remains open.
A 63-year-old former police officer has filed an age discrimination lawsuit against the Hartford Police Department claiming she was assigned to the patrol division despite her advanced age and should have been allowed to "bump" less senior officers for a less strenuous position.
In the context of ordinary, day-to-day life, when a child does something that is hurtful or wrong adults demand an apology from that child. Presumably, the purpose is to teach the child a valuable "lesson." Perhaps the lesson is simply about our values. After all, why do we insist in such circumstances that a child must apologize? And why are we careful to ensure that it is genuine or heartfelt when the child eventually does offer an apology? Answers to these questions implicate our core values.
The family of a Woodbury man who died after he was allegedly left in the hallway of Waterbury Hospital for three hours without proper medical attention for an aortic dissection has sued the hospital.
In the first few years of a child's life, a pediatrician will ask parents a series of questions about household safety: Do you have a pool? Where do you keep cleaning supplies? Do you smoke? Do you have pets? What is the temperature setting on your water heater? Do you own a gun? Such inquiries appropriately explore patient safety at home.
With changing politics, technologies and business models affecting the legal industry in a state mired in a seemingly endless fiscal crisis, the Connecticut Bar Association's new president, Karen DeMeola, begins her term amid many challenges, but she says she is up to the task.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that an arbitrator who awarded nearly $50,000 to a woman who claimed a car dealership violated the Truth in Lending Act did not close the door to new evidence in the case. The Second Circuit was also highly critical of an attorney for the dealership.
New Jersey lowered the boom on AVVO and LegalZoom the other day, finding their practice models violated a number of ethics rules, including fee sharing with nonlawyers and operation of an unlicensed referral service. I doubt this marks the end of them — it's more like a speed bump — but what our chief justice had to say the other day on alternative forms of dispute resolution is probably much more important.
Attorneys for former electrician Ronald Manka of Wolcott and several insurance companies have agreed to settle workers' compensation claims totaling more than $600,000.
In Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against The New York Times the former vice presidential candidate and conservative firebrand has hired two lawyers who know something about cases in which high-profile plaintiffs go up against media businesses.
Law students at Quinnipiac University are training hospitality workers how to identify and report signs of human trafficking.
The school year is over, but law professors were seemingly everywhere this weekend helping media outlets unpack the mistrial in Bill Cosby’s closely watched sexual assault trial in Pennsylvania.
Am Law 200 firms took on a huge range of pro bono causes in 2016. Here are a few of the most interesting.
In its federal lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut Monday, Hologic Inc. claims Fujifilm infringed five of its mammogram technology patents.
The lawsuit claims a Connecticut woman was seriously injured and killed when her air bag "exploded" during an accident.
The clothing company claims the retailer is not an authorized distributor of its products, and is illegally using the company's pink whale trademark.
Day Pitney has announced the arrival of its summer associate class of 2017. Five law students are working as residents in the firm's Hartford and Stamford offices for 10 weeks. Four others are working out of the firm's Parsippany, New Jersey, office.
Adrian Baron said he usually recommends not representing family members, but this case was different.
With Connecticut ranked third in the nation in the rate of fatal opioid overdoses, legislators are asking attorneys to speak up and try to help reverse the worsening public health nightmare.
In its recently released decision in "Disciplinary Counsel v. Elder," the Connecticut Supreme Court did the bar of this state a great service by quite properly ending the risk that an attorney facing a grievance complaint could end up defending an ancient claim made impossible to defend by the passage of time.
The lost revenue from doubling the standard deductions would be funded by part of the increased revenue from eliminating the deduction for local and state taxes.
Milford-based Holler Law Firm managing attorney George T. Holler received the October Research 2017 Leadership Award at the National Settlement Services Summit in San Antonio, Texas.
Deference to the families of the schoolchildren and educators murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown in 2012 has gone much too far.
An attorney representing several of the families of Sandy Hook victims vaguely threatened legal action in a letter urging NBC not to air Jones' interview with Megyn Kelly.
Financial Services Roundtable hosted a regulatory reform panel Wednesday in Washington, where Covington & Burling partner John Dugan, Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer of the House Financial Services Committee, and others offered observations about what's happening, and what's next.
What would you do if the FBI, or some other government agency, came knocking on your door asking questions about a client who is of interest, but not yet the subject of a formal investigation? Do you disclose details of your client's business? Do you show them financial documents and legal files?
A Ponzi scheme involving online currency has come to a crashing halt with two Connecticut technology companies hit with a $12.4 million default judgment.
The suit claims FedEx is illegally avoiding paying overtime by claiming delivery drivers are really employed by companies called independent service providers.
While social media can be a valuable marketing tool, careless attorneys can undermine the benefits of social media in the time it takes to tweet.
Capping more than five days of jury deliberations and years of debate in the court of public opinion, Bill Cosby's criminal trial ended in mistrial on Saturday, after a Pennsylvania jury failed reach a verdict on charges that he sexually assaulted Andrea Constand.
A Stamford Superior Court judge ruled there was nothing wrong with the way attorney Thomas Drew handled the eviction proceedings.
In deciding specific cases, judges often need to decide what complex or vague rules mean for similar cases. If the public can read an opinion and say, "Aha, now I know what that rule means," the rule of law is greatly enhanced.
As FBI investigators sought to clarify the motive behind Wednesday's brazen shooting attack on congressional Republicans during practice for a charity baseball game in Virginia, key voices in Connecticut's gun-control debate sounded off Thursday, while the U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to confer over a challenge to concealed-carry restrictions in California.
The bar of the state of Connecticut lost a legendary figure with the recent death of Raymond W. Ganim of Stratford. Few, if any, lawyers had his record for success in a courtroom, particularly in state and federal criminal cases.
I feel like I'm caught is some weird, warped time loop — reliving, again and again, spectacular lawyer self-destructions. The last few weeks brought press reports of guilty pleas from several of our brethren. Change the names, and they could be any one of many, many I've seen before.
The lawsuit claims flight staff were negligent in failing to provide proper instructions when telling passengers to jump 6 feet off the plan.
Wiggin and Dana has announced the arrival of its 2017 summer associate class. The group is composed of six second-year law students, and one first-year law student who will split his time between Wiggin and Dana and the Yale-New Haven Health System.
An expert on DUI law in Connecticut, James O. Ruane has been an early adopter of the latest technology in defending Connecticut residents in DUI cases since 1988.
Early ex parte communications are permitted in mediation, and they can be extremely productive.
The lawsuit claims the woman needed to be hospitalized after the airline ignored her requests for medical accommodations aboard a flight.
The student's attorney claimed video of the accident showed the driver was doing twice the speed limit at the time of the accident.
The attorneys representing the Sandy Hook families in their lawsuit against gun manufacturers Remington and Bushmaster went after the gun makers' legal claims in their latest court filings, accusing them of being inaccurate, misleading and distorting the real meaning of negligent entrustment.
The former museum employee claims he was fired after taking six weeks of leave to treat his anxiety.
Hundreds of students, volunteers, attorneys and judges took part in the National High School Mock Trial Championship hosted by Civics First in Hartford recently.
Connecticut-bred journalist Michael Marciano is the newest bureau chief at the Connecticut Law Tribune, a post he assumed in mid-March. He has previously covered news, entertainment and sports in Hartford, Litchfield and New Haven counties, most recently as managing editor of the New Britain Herald and Bristol Press newspapers.
It is unfortunate that before the Connecticut Law Tribune's editorial board published the article "It's Time To Regulate Home Schooling" the board did not reach out to those who know the most and have the facts about home schooling. Had the board done so, it certainly would have been more informed, and the article published would have reflected more accurately existing history, law and custom.
Peter Ressler, a former partner with Groob, Ressler & Mulqueen in New Haven, pleaded guilty to stealing funds from clients in what prosecutors called a Ponzi scheme.
U.S. District Judge James Cohn lectures a woman about "alternative facts" and sends her to prison after she admits sending threatening messages.
The jury awarded the man $199,843 after he was injured in a crash with an underinsured driver.
The conservative-leaning Clement has been a go-to attorney for the NRA on gun issues.
Law firms cannot be expected to micromanage employees, and instead they rely on attorneys and staff members to perform their duties in a legal or ethical manner. However, while firms may be confident that employees will conform their behavior to applicable standards, there are inevitably times when even those most outwardly competent employees may conduct themselves with less-than-perfect ethics or otherwise make a mistake.
The driver claimed he was fired after refusing to haul a load that exceeded federal weight limits.
The state Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel has announced the following actions for the month of April.
Home schooling can be successful and healthy, work well for many families and should be an educational option available to parents. There are, however, instances of abusive or neglectful parents who are able to hide their mistreatment of their children because they home-school.
Since 1965, Connecticut has had a statute designed "to require the reporting of suspected child abuse or neglect" to the Connecticut Department of Children and Families by certain individuals who care for or interact with children.
An investor in travel site Priceline.com's parent company has sued the company for allegedly defrauding it out of millions in investment opportunities.
A quick way to lose credibility with the arbitrator is being too argumentative or trying to disparage opposing counsel or witnesses.
As practitioners shift up to an expanded use of mediation and as increasingly sophisticated mediation nuances emerge, lawyers are faced with a wider range of decisions concerning how to proceed.
Brenner, Saltzman & Wallman has hired Danielle M. Bercury as a senior associate in its real estate and land use practice groups.
Allstate could also face a lawsuit over another $150,000 tied to an underinsured motorist policy.
Nearly a quarter of the civil cases that are at least three years old are prisoner civil rights cases, many of which involve pro se representation.
U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson handed down the sentence to 62-year-old David Quatrella, who pleaded guilty in January to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
C. Andrew Riley sued Travelers for breach of contract and negligent infliction of emotional distress for failing to cover his losses after a 2009 house fire.
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen's Office scored a lead role in negotiating an $18.5 million settlement between 47 states and the Target Corp. over a massive data breach at the company that jeopardized as many as 100 million customers.
A federal judge has certified a class of nearly 20,000 California policyholders represented by Kerr & Wagstaffe in a suit claiming routine underpayment of damaged property claims.
Bradford Barneys was suspended for working as the attorney on behalf of the man who defrauded homeowners struggling with mortgage payments.
Murtha Cullina partner Robert E. Kaelin has been elected the 83rd president of the Hartford County Bar Association (HCBA), the oldest bar association in the United States. Joining him on the board is fellow Murtha Cullina attorney Melissa A. Federico.
As arbitration is meant to be relatively expeditious and inexpensive, arbitrators are generally reluctant to encourage or allow the use of prehearing motions. There are times when such motions may aid the process and should be considered. Motions in aid of prehearing exchange of information are often wanted but parties should confer with each other before contacting the arbitrator to see if there would be agreement on a discovery issue.
A number of recent events have brought me to the conclusion that we'd all be better off with a rule that makes it mandatory that someone who has a beef with a lawyer first bring their complaint to the attention of whatever judge, court, board or body that has jurisdiction over the matter before going to the grievance committee. Here are some examples and why this might be a good idea.
CBP agents can search cellphones, laptops and other electronic devices of those entering or leaving the country, regardless of citizenship.
In a characteristically unorthodox move, the president is reportedly poised to tap commercial litigator Marc Kasowitz to lead his personal legal team amid probes into his campaign’s alleged contacts with Russia.
Cyberattacks can take many forms: phishing emails, greenmail attacks, Trojan Horses and others. Many law firms concerned about this issue focus primarily on safeguarding confidential information belonging to clients in an effort to meet their obligations under Rule 1.6 of the Rules of Professional Conduct. However, one recent trend in cyber scamming creates additional risks for attorneys: attacks that are targeted on law firm trust accounts.
Jeffrey Cipriano, whose life was likely saved by his helmet, suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the crash.
Proponents of Lieberman's potential nominee as FBI director praised him for his independence. Opponents point out he is quick to placate to the president.
The federal jury found Rabbi Daniel Greer was liable of civil chargers tied to the sexual abuse of a former student.
One of the most important steps in ensuring an effective arbitration is to be fully prepared for the preliminary hearing that will be held by the arbitrators soon after they have been appointed.
The key issue was whether cocaine allegedly used by the victim the night before was a factor in the fatal traffic accident.
Despite being home to many successful firms, Connecticut isn't particularly fertile ground for law firm mergers and acquisitions. The annual number of tie-ups never reaches double digits, according to consultant data, and experts seem to agree this trend will continue for the foreseeable future in the "Land of Steady Habits."
The prescription drug company denied allegations that it falsely billed Medicaid and Medicare while agreeing to the settlement.
The tribe claims it has standing to bring the lawsuit, which claims the state illegally took reservation land.
We commend the state Legislature for its overwhelming vote in support of a ban on conversion therapy. This is about genetics; conversion therapy doesn't work and needed to be banned.
If policymakers, out of a mistaken sense of delicacy, avoid setting reasonable limits on medical secrecy, the larger society will be worse off as a result.
Remington and Bushmaster claim the families lack standing to bring the liability lawsuit, and that they are protected by a federal law.
Rio Brands claims a competitor's product on display at the National Hardware Show violates its own patent for a beach chair that folds into a backpack.
At the outset of the closely watched hearing, Circuit Judges Ronald Gould, Michael Daly Hawkins and Richard Pae kept their questions narrowly focused. But acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall was quickly called to defend Trump's motivation for the order and allegations that it discriminates against Muslims.
The Day Pitney partner discusses where he sees the Justice Department focusing its efforts going forward under Trump.
Robinson & Cole lawyer Rhonda J. Tobin has been elected a fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel.
The prospective class action lawsuit would include advanced practice registered nurses and physician's assistants at Waterbury and St. Mary's hospitals.
Connecticut's courts have long recognized the legal maxim that justice delayed is justice denied.
There is usually ample flexibility in working with the arbitrator in establishing an efficient process.
The insurance giant claims a Nashville financial management company is infringing its iconic red umbrella mark.
At best, handicapping our Supreme Court is an inexact science, but if several recent cases give any indication, I think the pendulum there is swinging in favor of attorneys in discipline matters.
The boy was accidently struck and killed by his grandfather while playing in the driveway of his home.
The insurance provider is accused of improperly denying claims for transcranial magnetic stimulation used to treat severe depression.
Of the many laudable bills wending their way through the Judiciary Committee of our Legislature, one in particular deserves our attention and support. Senate Bill 981, An Act Concerning Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation And A Special Motion To Dismiss, is an attempt for Connecticut to join some 29 other states and the District of Columbia in having a so-called anti-SLAPP statute.
On May 9, President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the official who was leading a federal investigation into questionable, and possibly illegal, connections between Mr. Trump and the Russian government. The firing is eerily reminiscent of the "Saturday Night Massacre," the evening in October 1973 when President Nixon ordered the firing of Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox.
Citing his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server, President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey. His actions may weigh heavy on his future employment prospects, as big law firms may be wary of questions that would accompany his hiring. Still, as a prominent attorney with high-level experience in government and business, he may find a home at a law firm, as some other former FBI directors have.
John O'Brien, 53, pleaded guilty to wire fraud in December for using funds from one client to pay debts owed to others.
The 7-0 decision overturned a Superior Court judge who ruled the dog, Mellow, qualified as an emotional support animal under federal laws.
In many situations, co-defendants to a litigation may find that their interests are aligned and that they share a common goal: defeating the plaintiff's claims.